I just gave my son his first official meal sans mashed up baby food. He ate peas and pasta. He did a surprisingly good job eating with only about 25% ending up in his highchair or in the floor. The best part is that he had a great time feeding himself, and I had two free hands to feed myself since I wasn't occupied spooning mashed vegetables into his mouth. This is so fun, it's like having a little dinner partner. Tomorrow I'll head to the store to find some other baby-finger friendly veggies.